Teaching

Since 2015, Dr. Shidmehr has been an instructor in the Liberal Arts and 55+ (Continuing Education) program at Simon Fraser University.
Her previous teaching includes teaching in literary workshops in Iranian community in Vancouver and workshops offered at various women’s conferences and literary gatherings of the Iranian diaspora around the world.
She teaches courses on life writing, essay writing, and on history, culture, literature, and cinema of modern Iran. 
Visit her page on the Simon Fraser University website

Upcoming course:

Course previously taught:

  • Two Renowned Poets of Modern Iran: Their Lives and Poetry
  • Life Writing: Creating a Self for Our Life Story
  • Life Writing: Exploring and Recreating the Self 
  • Collective Life Writing: Literary Metissage as an Ethos for Our Times
  • Poetry of Immigration 
  • Writing an Essay for the Liberal Arts Certificate 
  • Writing Fundamentals Workshop  
  • Asghar Farhadi and His Cinema: Positive Critiques and Controversies
  • Iranian Women and Their Struggles Portrayed in Film
  • Iranian Women and Their Demands for Change Portrayed in Film
  • Modern Iran through Cinema